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post #376 of 492

Those SRH1540 look sexy I want to try some

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I definitely have to order an extra set of Alpha pads! LOL

 

Yes! They definitely sound sooo much better, too! :wink_face:

post #378 of 492
I would never ruin the beautiful 1540 pads with leather/pleather. Velour/Alcantara wins me over every time!
post #379 of 492

Ruin?!? :blink:

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Ruin?!? blink.gif
Haha, for me at least. I hate the feeling of leather/pleather against my skin. Makes me hot and sweaty. I've always preferred cloth car seats too. Especially in the summer!

I bet the leather sounds better, but for me comfort > sound quality. smily_headphones1.gif
post #381 of 492
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Hmm, a bassy Shure. How often do we see that. 

Shure 750DJ, but I don't find it overpowering, That makes me think I would love these as well.

post #382 of 492

How does the Shure SRH 1540 sound in comparison to the B&W P5 and P7?

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They are ALMOST crossing into Basshead territory really! LOL. But I don't mind of course. I think the rest of the spectrum is handled pretty well and it has that un-offensive, laid-back kind of signature a lot of people would like. Still not sure if I'll keep them because overall I like them but I already have my bassy+tamed headphones.

Do you recommend these over Alpha Dogs if I'm looking for a bit of a bass boost? I have the Shure 750 DJs, and like the amount of bass in those. I wouldn't touch the bass adjuster on the Alpha Dogs, so I just mean stock. I'm looking for something "fun", and mostly accurate. Does the bass on these ruin anything for you?
post #384 of 492
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Do you recommend these over Alpha Dogs if I'm looking for a bit of a bass boost? I have the Shure 750 DJs, and like the amount of bass in those. I wouldn't touch the bass adjuster on the Alpha Dogs, so I just mean stock. I'm looking for something "fun", and mostly accurate. Does the bass on these ruin anything for you?

 

Hello.

Overall, No, I don't prefer the 1540s over the Alpha Dogs.

My review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-t50rp-mod/reviews/10136

 

I think the 1540s mid-bass is just a bit too bloated and if the song is really bassy, lower mids suffer. They are indeed fun, with very good mids and imaging though but if you want more accurate, the Alpha Dogs would be the way to go. Of course, you could also try the Mad Dogs. I feel they were bassier than the Alphas and the overall sound is very very good and accurate. It lacks a bit of air up top but other than that, they could do the job. Remember though that they need power to shine... ;-)

post #385 of 492
Put some alpha pads on the 1540 and that bloated bass goes away. Bass emphasis remains the same... just with better quality.

While you say the Alpha has better quality bass... he may feel it to be a bit anemic if he's coming from something bassy like the 750DJs.
Edited by Change is Good - 12/28/13 at 4:39pm
post #386 of 492
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Hello.
Overall, No, I don't prefer the 1540s over the Alpha Dogs.
My review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-t50rp-mod/reviews/10136

I think the 1540s mid-bass is just a bit too bloated and if the song is really bassy, lower mids suffer. They are indeed fun, with very good mids and imaging though but if you want more accurate, the Alpha Dogs would be the way to go. Of course, you could also try the Mad Dogs. I feel they were bassier than the Alphas and the overall sound is very very good and accurate. It lacks a bit of air up top but other than that, they could do the job. Remember though that they need power to shine... ;-)
the sole reason I didn't go for the alpha "yet" is I realize I don't have the amplification it would need for it to shine, as it is more reference sounding than "fun".
post #387 of 492
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Hello.
Overall, No, I don't prefer the 1540s over the Alpha Dogs.
My review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-t50rp-mod/reviews/10136

I think the 1540s mid-bass is just a bit too bloated and if the song is really bassy, lower mids suffer. They are indeed fun, with very good mids and imaging though but if you want more accurate, the Alpha Dogs would be the way to go. Of course, you could also try the Mad Dogs. I feel they were bassier than the Alphas and the overall sound is very very good and accurate. It lacks a bit of air up top but other than that, they could do the job. Remember though that they need power to shine... ;-)
the sole reason I didn't go for the alpha "yet" is I realize I don't have the amplification it would need for it to shine, as it is more reference sounding than "fun".

 

Glad to see I'm not alone in this.  My current lifestyle just doesn't allow for a $$ home setup.  I'm not necessarily looking for "portable" as I am TRANS-portable.  The SRH1540 won't be traveling with me (too big), but for the money (thanks to earphone solutions' Cyber Monday deal), they were a bargain.  I am enjoying them very much.  I even use my portable/transportable setup (RWAK100 > Rx MKIII-B) when I am home (I like to move around, from the kitchen to home office to patio).  If/when I see myself living a more sedentary lifestyle, a "proper" home set-up will be in the works.  I go the Dedicated Source & full-size Headphone Amp forums & just drool.  I'm resigned to the fact I have to live w/ various tradeoffs w/ a trans/portable rig.  And I'm only willing to spend so much $$ for incremental improvements in this space.

post #388 of 492
How much did you pay? The Alpha Dogs are over my budget, so I'm not considering them anymore. It's either Alpha Dogs or Shure 1540s. Do you think the 1540s are worth it at $500?
post #389 of 492
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Originally Posted by gelocks View Post

Hello.
Overall, No, I don't prefer the 1540s over the Alpha Dogs.
My review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/mrspeakers-alpha-dog-t50rp-mod/reviews/10136

I think the 1540s mid-bass is just a bit too bloated and if the song is really bassy, lower mids suffer. They are indeed fun, with very good mids and imaging though but if you want more accurate, the Alpha Dogs would be the way to go. Of course, you could also try the Mad Dogs. I feel they were bassier than the Alphas and the overall sound is very very good and accurate. It lacks a bit of air up top but other than that, they could do the job. Remember though that they need power to shine... ;-)

What about the 1540s vs the Mad Dogs? I realized that with international shipping and everything, the Alpha Dogs are way too expensive for me.
post #390 of 492
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What about the 1540s vs the Mad Dogs? I realized that with international shipping and everything, the Alpha Dogs are way too expensive for me.

The NAD HP50 may be another option to consider.

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